Short stay work visa
Up to 90 days
Foreign nationals planning to work in France during a short stay (less than 90 days) must obtain first a temporary work permit approved by the local division of the French Labor Department (DIRECCTE - Direction régionale des entreprises, de la concurrence et de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi) or a "convention d’accueil" stamped by the Préfecture in the case of scientists, researchers or teachers. They may also need a visa.
The French Consulate will only accept applications from residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda.
We do NOT accept applications from B1/B2 visa holders. They must apply in their country of residence.
Please be advised that visa applications by mail are not accepted.
You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.
THE VISA SECTION DOES NOT MAKE ANY PHOTOCOPIES.
Therefore, you must bring your original documents with their copies
REQUIREMENTS Please submit the following documents in original and 1 copy per applicant
1 APPLICATION FORM
The form must be completely and legibly filled in with black or blue ink, signed by the applicant and dated.
2 COLOR PHOTOS, the color photos must be recent, passport size - 2" x 2" (4,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing the full face, the forehead hairline and ears on a white background. Pictures must be without glasses, no scarf, nor hat, no smile.
PASSEPORT or travel document (+ 1 copy of the identity page and the validity of the passport) valid for at least three months following the last day of your stay in France.
The validity of your passport cannot exceed 10 years from the date of first issuance. Make sure the passport has at least two blank pages left for visa purpose. Only these pages can be endorsed with the visa. Amendment pages can in no way be used for visas.
For non-US citizens: A U.S.A. residency card (Green Card) (+ 1 copy) or I-551 stamp, (+1 copy)
or a USA visa valid for at least three months following the last day of your stay in France, with I-94 (if J1 provid also J1 form), (if F1 visa provid also I-20 form signed by your school), (+1 copy) or an Advanced Parole, which must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the last day in France. (+1 copy)
Work authorization from then French authorities : original of temporary work permit issued by the local division of the Labor Department in France (+1 copy)
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